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The Week That Was, 2/17/18

A few weeks ago we went over the rules pertaining to men and how they need to behave around women.  We did this as a public service because of the Big Harvey scandal and the other Hollyweird scandals to numerous to recount here.  Also because of the Mass Hysteria scandals also too numerous to mention but best represented by Matt Lauer, super serial abuser, who was disguised as a mild mannered reporter.  In these cases, these serial abusers conducted their abuse unimpeded and unreported for decades.  So we realized that somebody had to go over the rules.  The Mass Hysteria wasn’t going to do it.  And now, with the resignation of Rob Porter, White House Aide, we realized that we left something out.  And that is, don’t beat your wife.  We repeat, do not beat your wife.

Now in our defense, we thought everyone knew that one but obviously we were wrong.  And, unlike the Mass Hysteria if we get something wrong or leave something out, we go back and correct the record.  So once again, do not, repeat, do not, beat your wife.

And they got them!  The Russians that is, as undaunted Special Prosecutor Eliot Mueller and his Untouchables, indicted 13 of them!  A while back we told you that the Russians were coming, the Russians were coming and it seems they were here!  And, they meddled in our election!  How?  They trolled the internet!  They used Fakebook and Twaddle!*  They spread fake news!  But alas it didn’t work.  It seems to have had no effect on the election.  Seems the Russians found out what all the Trolls already knew that no one is paying attention to them, except other Trolls.  And, the fake news you ask?  Well CNN, could have told them, that doesn’t work either.

Now they say a good Prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich and this is much better than that.  This is 13 Russians!  Unfortunately like Elvis who left the building, these 13 Russians have left the country.  So there won’t be any arrests or trials and no one can roll over on anyone.  So is this over?  Are you kidding?  This is undaunted Eliot Mueller and his Untouchables and they are not going to quit, till they get to the bottom of this.  Now some people on the staff here say they’ve already reached bottom with this but some of us are still holding out hope.  And, we’ll take ours on Rye, hold the mustard please.

And Pitchers and Catchers reported to Spring Training this last week.  Your favorite team is either in Florida or Arizona, where the sun shines most of the time and it’s always warm.  Guys, coming off injuries, will heal.  Guys, who haven’t had a good year in the last two, will regain their All Star form or reach it for the first time.  Every team and all their fans can see a pathway to the World Series, as this after all is spring.  And soon we’ll hear those two magical words, which we happen to think are the 11th Commandment.  “Play ball!”

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*Mike Crumling

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4 comments to The Week That Was, 2/17/18

  • Don, I actually can see a pathway to the World Series for my Cincinnati Reds. It involves every other team in the National League having every one of their Latin American players deported (whether they’re here legally or not), after which their replacements from the minor leagues play like minor leaguers. The other players want to protest the unfairness of it all but are advised to bite their tongues, causing wide-spread blood poisoning which puts them on the disabled list and forces the call-up of even lower minor leaguers. This brings the Reds almost up to the level of the rest of the league until the last month of the season, at the end of which when they miraculously go on a two game winning streak to win their division by one game, sweep the playoffs, and go on to the World Series.

    Watch out, Yankees — the mighty Reds are out (to win it all), and you guys might as well not even bother to show up unless you want to get embarrassed.

  • Muse, I see your predicament as the Cincinnati Reds went 68 and 94 last year. You might want to take heart in that the 1962 Mets went 40 and 120. Mercifully two games were rained out and could not be rescheduled in time before the season ran out. But they were “Amazin” as Casey would say. Casey also wondered aloud about them. “Can anyone around here play this game?” But as we pointed out about the Olympics. “Winning isn’t everything.”

  • markscheel1

    Don and Muse,

    Well, I have to admit a certain lack of enthusiasm for our KC Royals as of now. The turnover has been so great the players don’t even know one another’s names yet. And Hosmer, the great first baseman, has left the building! Very disappointing. Please don’t mention that word–you know, (“rebuilding”)! 🙁


  • Mark,

    I know the feeling. Looking at the Yankee roster for the last few seasons would just make me shake my head. It would be full of washed up has beens. But then they started bringing up young kids and it was fun again. The good news in the modern game is you can uh retool recreate or redo your roster in a couple of seasons. it’s not like when we were young and it would take a decade to re… rebuild. But at least this current Kansas ball club doesn’t just trade all its best ballplayers to the Yankees like that old one did back in the 1950’s and 60’s.


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